Richard Wildes

Department Chair, Associate Professor

Research Interests
  • Machine and Biological perception, especially vision;
  • Allied aspects of image processing, robotics, and artificial intelligence;
  • The analysis and understanding of binocular and motion imagery;
  • Gesture recognition and aerial image interpretation applications.


Richard P. Wildes received the PhD degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. Subsequently, he joined Sarnoff Corporation (Now SRI) in Princeton, New Jersey, as a Member of the Technical Staff in the Vision Technologies Group. In 2001, he joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at York University, Toronto, where he is an Associate Professor and a member of the Centre for Vision Research. Honors include receiving a Sarnoff  Corporation Technical Achievement Award, the IEEE D.G. Fink Prize Paper Award for his Proceedings of the IEEE publication “Iris Recognition: An Emerging Biometric Technology,” and twice giving invited presentations to the US National Academy of Sciences.
Selected Publications

  • (with K. Derpanis and J. Tsotsos) Hand gesture recognition within a linguistics-based framework. Proc. European Conference on Computer Vision, to appear, 2004.
  • (with G. Egnal) Detecting binocular half-occlusions: Empirical comparisons of five approaches. IEEE PAMI, 24: 1127-1133, 2002.
  • (with D. Hirvonen, S. Hsu, R. Kumar, W. Lehman, B. Matei, and W. Zhao) Video georegistration: algorithm and quantitative evaluation. Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 343-350, 2001.
  • (with J. Bergen) Qualitative spatiotemporal analysis using an orientated energy representation. Proc. European Conference on Computer Vision, 784-786, 2000.
Staff Information
Campus Address
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science York University 4700 Keele Street Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
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